© Debbie E. Payne


Daniele Castellucchio 4/13/2008 1:07:49 PM


daniele #899896

Debbie E. Payne 4/13/2008 1:10:00 PM

Thank you Daniele - I didn't think there was enough light in the building as I was without a tripod, but it worked anyhow! I want to go back now that I have a camera that does much better at the higher ISO's! #5782473

Sam Britt 4/16/2008 7:34:03 AM

Terrific, Debbie. Great perspective, clarity & lighting. #5795643

Joan E. Hoffman 4/21/2008 5:32:15 PM

Absolutely Stunning Debbie. !! #5819880

Aimee C. Eisaman 4/22/2008 6:13:22 AM

Congrats on your EP! This is a fantastic POV and I just love the composition! #5823793

M.Christine Duncan 4/22/2008 7:03:42 PM

The eye travels wonderfully all the way through this remarkable EP! Congrats Debbie. #5827222

Drew Falk 4/23/2008 2:47:53 PM

Stunning is right! such an unusual approach to a standard type of shot- Even the stairs and banisters in the lower right seem to be the human-level beginning point up into a heavenly world. This is great photography!!! #5831240

Debbie E. Payne 4/24/2008 9:43:55 AM

Thanks to all of you: Drew, Christine, Aimee, Joan and Sam for your comments. I really appreciate your looking! Sometimes we are in the right place with the right light at the right time! #5835609

Sue C. Cole 4/29/2008 8:29:41 PM

Debbie, you can say that again and this image is proof of the right place, right light and right time, however, I will add one thing the right eyes. Awesome capture.:) #5860206

Irene Colling 5/5/2008 8:23:43 PM

I want to go here. Fantastic photo Debbie. The color and detail is wonderful for such a challenging subject. No advice necessary, you nailed it. #5888571

Debbie E. Payne 5/5/2008 10:58:31 PM

Thank you, Sue and Irene. It's one of my favorites. It has to do with the that spiral shape which has a particular name in photographic terms but for the life of me I don't remember what the name is. #5888882

Jayme S. Hall 5/7/2008 2:11:16 PM

Debbie- I have nothing to say but, how in the heck did the Secret Service not take your camera :) You're probably on a "watch list" somewhere:) LOL

Absolutely beautiful, no suggestions for improvement, just get the thing matted & hung :) #5896483

Debbie E. Payne 5/7/2008 10:11:11 PM

Thank you Jayme. I'm glad you're "back". I know about remodeling and how it can consume your time. You know, I didn't notice any SS men around. The capitol building is open to the public but I suspect they are "lurking" around in the background somewhere just waiting for someone to take a picture of something they aren't supposed to! #5898032

Claudia Kuhn 5/19/2008 4:07:56 PM

Wonderful circular layers, congrats on your win Debbie! #5946075

Eugenio Diaz 5/19/2008 4:41:08 PM

Congratulations on your Beautiful Winner!
Well done!!! #5946418

Shante' C. Mathes 5/19/2008 5:12:03 PM

STUNNING job...I LOVE this color..congrats on your second place win #5946758

Sam Britt 5/19/2008 6:00:26 PM

Congratulations on this winner, Debbie! #5947067

Sue C. Cole 5/19/2008 7:10:19 PM

Congrats Debbie, you never sees to amaze me. Job well done:) #5947513

Tarun Bose 5/20/2008 3:06:21 AM

Big congrats for your second prize winner, Debbie. #5949562

Joan E. Hoffman 5/20/2008 5:53:51 AM

Debbie, Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! #5950474

Elida Gutierrez 5/20/2008 7:47:45 AM

The Weed Trophy
A Special Trophy for
"The April Winners" #5951113

Aimee C. Eisaman 5/20/2008 3:21:17 PM

Wow...Debbie.....Congratulations! So well deserved! #5953386

Renata Gusciora 5/21/2008 11:33:20 AM

Congratulations Debbie!!! #5957909

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/22/2008 1:57:26 AM

Congratulations Debbie on your Fabulous Win.

Dominick #5960542

Debbie E. Payne 5/22/2008 4:16:13 PM

It seems I have a lot of people to thank: Claudio, Eugenio, Shante, Sam, Sue, Tarun, Joan, Elida, Aimee, Renata and Dominick Thanks to all of you for taking time to comment. I was SO GLAD that there were no people on the ledge up above. Sometimes we are in the right place at the right time. And Jayme - I was surprised no one tried to stop me as well. That's why I've never tried to go up to the Academy and take pics of the Air Force Cadet Chapel. One of these days though, I'm going to take the chance. #5963881

Linda Blair 5/25/2008 4:46:26 PM

Congrats on this awesome win Debbie!!! ☺ #5976268

Debbie E. Payne 5/25/2008 5:03:38 PM

Thank you, Linda. This makes me want to go back there and see if there are even more points of view there. I've been too busy to go anywhere lately but school and work will be over in another two weeks. Yes! #5976317

Manuel Barrera 5/26/2008 1:46:18 AM

congratulations, excellent work #5977688

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/6/2008 9:10:26 AM

This is super, Debbie! Congrats!! #6026912

Lynn Haack 6/8/2008 7:41:23 PM

A BUG (belated) CONGRATS on this beautiful and outstanding winner!! WTG!! Lynn #6035560

Candice L. Carter 8/25/2008 6:38:03 AM

Outstanding capture! Congrats! #6363816

Debbie E. Payne 8/25/2008 5:54:08 PM

Thank you Shelly, Lynn, Manuel and Candice. It's been a while since i've been directed to this spot. Do any of you ever think that you "miss" part of your mail?? Yes, this has to be one of my favorites. Glad you like it, too. #6367386

Lisa J. Boulden 9/13/2008 7:20:48 AM

Don't know how I missed this one.
Gorgeous winner!
~♥~Lisa #6449389

Ulysses A. Villamin 10/2/2008 9:32:01 AM

Wow!!! Gratz on the win, Debbie! #6543758

Debbie E. Payne 10/2/2008 3:46:23 PM

Thank you LIsa and Ulysses. I would love to go back and try this again. #6544920

Jean B. Hall 10/8/2008 12:39:30 AM

This is an absolutely splendid shot! #6568525

Candice L. Carter 12/19/2008 4:14:57 PM

Congrats! An exquisite shot! #6913679

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Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 3/10 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

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